Lodging in Berkeley, California (III)
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California. The city is noted as one of the most politically liberal in the nation. Today we conclude our extensive review about lodging in Berkeley, California:
6. Lodging in Berkeley, California: Hotel Durant – Boutique hotel near the campus
Hotel Durant is an upscale boutique hotel with a Spanish Mediterranean architectural style and a location convenient to the campus and downtown Berkeley.
Hotel Durant prides itself on the completeness of its services in a newly renovated setting.
Complimentary Internet access, high def. TV, well-stocked minibar–you'll find it all at the Hotel Durant, plus their own restaurant, Henry's, described as a "gastropub." Hotel Durant has a full "green" certification.
The clientele is part leisure traveler and part business traveler. The place is also pet friendly.
One unusual decor item in the lobby is a "blue book" set of messages dangling from the ceiling. Blue books are the traditional test-taking medium for students.
7. Lodging in Berkeley, California: Hotel Shattuck Plaza – Berkeley’s newest old hotel
The "new" Hotel Shattuck Plaza adds to the sense of vitality in modern downtown Berkeley.
A multi-million dollar renovation of this stately downtown property brought new energy to the urban scene. The rooms have all the expected upscale amenities. Shortly after the Great Earthquake, the hotel was first built in 1910 by the Shattuck family of Berkeley.
The lobby of the hotel presents an inviting bar and fine dining in the signature FIVE restaurant. FIVE stands for the five senses, suggesting they all come into play over a meal here.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza's lobby bar is also a casual meeting place, good for a drink or dinner before or after theatre or after work and before a hop onto the BART train, only a few steps from the front door.